Teaching Assistants (TA)

Graduate students serve as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in a selection of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies undergraduate classes. The responsibilities of a TA can vary from class to class but generally TAs are involved in grading, leading discussions, managing online course aids (e.g., Sakai), advising students, and proctoring exams. TAs may be asked to offer a lecture or teach a class session, depending on the course. Professors are expected to clarify at the start of the semester TA roles and responsibilities. The current salary for a TA is $6,000 (payment is dependent on the applicant's funding status)

How to Apply

These positions are open to all Duke University Arts & Sciences doctoral students with preference given to students enrolled in the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies’ Certificate or the Graduate Scholars Colloquium. Master's or M.F.A. students may be eligible as well.

GSFS issues calls for TA roles over emails and on this website. A default for applying is October 15th for the entire following year or March 30th for Spring term the following year; however, Duke Ph.D. students may write asking about openings or expressing interest in the TA role at any time.

Applications should include a letter and CV as well as the following information:

  • name, preferred address, phone number and email address;
  • brief statement of your departmental status (year; pre/post prelims, etc).
  • statement of prior teaching-related experiences and general research areas or background (can include undergraduate majors or other studies, if relevant to the course);
  • the semester(s) you are available and any blackout periods or particular time constraints (e.g., getting to East or West campus);
  • confirmation that you are eligible for TA pay, according to the Graduate School.